Government
8:34 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Kansas Delegation Split On House Budget Bill

The all-Republican Kansas delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives was evenly split on the House's budget bill.

Congressmen Mike Pompeo and Tim Huelskamp voted against the bill.

Both said one reason was because it undoes some of the sequestration cuts that took effect earlier this year.

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins supported the agreement because it cuts long-term spending, and she says there would be increases in short-term spending with or without this bill.

Jenkins says the legislation also includes more than $400 million dollars for a federal animal disease research facility being constructed in Manhattan.

Congressman Kevin Yoder also voted in favor of the the agreement, saying it would secure government spending for two years, avoiding another short-term budget crisis.